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Gainesville's new school leader ready to be part of community

It's 4 a.m., and Wanda Creel is awake.

June 22, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Bookmobiles bring the school library home

Gainesville Middle School student Jordan Griffin approached the bus with suspicion at first.

June 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Supreme Court: Public school graduations, churches don't mix

Advocates of complete separation of church and state saw a victory Monday when the United States Supreme Court left in place a court decision that said public high school graduations in a church with religious symbols violated that constitutional right.

June 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Judge OKs $832K in legal fees in preacher shooting case

A federal judge has awarded more than $800,000 in legal fees to the Hall County widow of a pastor fatally shot by law enforcement.

June 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Weeklong session for teens discusses leadership posts

It may be hard to take a roomful of cheering teenage boys seriously, but hundreds from across the state are in Gainesville this week to seriously consider what the future looks like.

June 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch woman wants to replace century-old building

Karen Ching has a passion for restoring old buildings.

June 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville school board adopts 2015 budget

A 2015 budget for Gainesville City Schools is set.

June 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students still crowding into area colleges’ health programs

Health care was one of the few career fields that not only remained steady during the recent recession but experienced growth.

June 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County schools declare surplus vehicles for upcoming auction

Those searching for big, yellow modes of transportation need look no further than the Hall County School District.

June 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Children learn to retain knowledge during summer program

Bill Lightfoot gestured to a young boy attempting a math problem on the whiteboard.

June 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Decades-old Gainesville bookstore to close doors

A familiar site for those who drive up and down Thompson Bridge Road will soon close due to lack of business.

June 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch proposes $3.4 million 2015 budget

Flowery Branch city officials are proposing an increased 2015 budget, reflecting the first tax increase in nine years.

June 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall school board chief to lead state association

It's a busy upcoming weekend for Nath Morris.

June 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Preliminary test results hearten schools

Hall County school officials are "cautiously optimistic" after receiving preliminary standardized test results from the past school year.

June 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lilburn, Illinois men identified in Sunday drownings

It was a deadly day in the water Sunday, with two separate drowning incidents at Lake Lanier resulting in the death of three, including a father trying to save his son.

June 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Flowery Branch sets list for tax projects

A new City Hall and road improvements are among potential projects that could be completed in Flowery Branch pending approval of a countywide sales tax.

December 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch flips switch on season

Rainy conditions weren't enough to dampen the spirits of Flowery Branch residents who turned out by the hundreds on Saturday for the city's fifth annual Christmas celebration.

December 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch cuts liquor license fees

The fee for Flowery Branch businesses to sell distilled spirits has been lowered after local restaurant owners complained the original rates were too high.

December 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Officials offer reward for info in high school powder scare in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch High School has returned to normal after a brief scare Tuesday morning involving a note containing a powdery substance.

December 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Possible ordinance change would allow bottling of spirits

A potential change to the city of Flowery Branch's alcohol ordinance would allow for the bottling of distilled spirits - but not actual liquor production.

November 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Experience a ‘Norman Rockwell’ Christmas in Flowery Branch

Christmas is even bigger and better this year, thanks to Flowery Branch and its dedicated elves.

November 27, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


Flowery Branch gas station awning hit, knocked over by truck

An awning at a vacant gas station in Flowery Branch was knocked over by a tractor-trailer, not by high winds or rain as originally thought.

November 26, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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